Discussion → some clues for newcomers

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    Dorothee Lang
    Dec 06, 12:04pm

    here some notes that might be helpful for newcomers:

    - a good way to get into fictionaut is to put a story up, and then parallel read some of the other new stories, comment on them, and “fav” those you really like.

    - give it a bit of time.

    - checkout the “about” note (http://www.fictionaut.com/about), and the FAQ (http://www.fictionaut.com/faq).

    - stop by at the forums at some point (http://www.fictionaut.com/forums) – that’s also a good place to place questions.

    - if you have a story up, and have been published in BluePrintReview, then feel free to add your story to the Blueprintreview group (to do that, go to your story, then click on the “Group it” button above the title – you get into a submenu then).

    but most of all: enjoy, and have fun. this isn’t a competition, it’s a place for words and writers, for feedback, connections, inspiration, surprise discoveries, good reads.

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    Susan Gibb
    Dec 06, 12:53pm

    Very well put, Dorothee. It's camaraderie in an otherwise quite lonely pastime.

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    Jürgen Fauth
    Dec 06, 01:03pm

    Great advice -- thanks, Dorothee. John Minichillo also had some useful tips here: http://blog.fictionaut.com/2009/11/09/underground-except-out-in-the-wide-open/

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